Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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CLIMATE REPORT...AMENDED TO ADD REMARKS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
919 AM CDT MON MAY 1 2017

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...THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              97   04/25/2012
                        04/06/1893
                        54/01/2206
 LOW               10   04/03/1975
HIGHEST            82   04/19        71      11       83
                        04/15
LOWEST             31   04/07        38      -7       29
AVG. MAXIMUM     68.0              66.7     1.3     70.0
AVG. MINIMUM     47.1              43.5     3.6     46.5
MEAN             57.5              55.1     2.4     58.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.4    -0.4        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      1               3.5    -2.5        2
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.69   1999
 MINIMUM         0.62   1989
TOTALS           6.04              3.53    2.51     6.92
DAILY AVG.       0.20              0.12    0.08     0.23
DAYS >= .01        16               9.7     6.3       12
DAYS >= .10        10               6.2     3.8       10
DAYS >= .50         4               2.7     1.3        5
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.8     0.2        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.49   04/15 TO 04/15              2.38

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           10.0   1926
TOTALS              T               0.3    -0.3        T
SINCE 7/1         6.6              17.8   -11.2      4.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   04/15 TO 04/15                 T

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     245               322     -77      209
 SINCE 7/1       3926              4917    -991     3889
COOLING TOTAL      28                25       3       15
 SINCE 1/1         37                28       9       18
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/360    DATE  04/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/360    DATE  04/05

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           15
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              6
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              8     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               19     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      5

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

REMARKS...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE
NORMAL...BUT PRECIPITATION WAS THE MAIN WEATHER STORY OF APRIL. THE
MONTHS TOTAL OF 6.04 INCHES WAS THE NINTH HIGHEST APRIL TOTAL ON
RECORD. MEASURABLE AMOUNTS FELL ON SIXTEEN DAYS...ONE SHORT OF THE
RECORD OF SEVENTEEN SET IN 1957. THE WARMEST PERIOD OF THE MONTH
OCCURRED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH...INCLUDED A RECORD HIGHEST
MINIMUM OF 64 DEGREES ON APRIL 9.

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